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Opioid Dependence in Patients with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis is More Likely to Occur Before than After Surgery

Journal of Neurosurgery

Researchers investigated risk factors for the development of opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). They found that, overall, patients were more likely to have a dependency on opioid medications before surgery than afterward.

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Looking Back at RFK’s Assassination: A Medical Analysis of His Injuries and Neurosurgical Care

Journal of Neurosurgery

Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors “review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered for 3 hours prior to the emergency craniotomy, the clinical course, and, ultimately, the autopsy.” The discussion of autopsy findings is supplemented by an artist’s depiction of the extent of Senator Kennedy’s head injury.

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Article ID: 696283

Mendelsohn shares Tang Prize for leadership in developing targeted therapy

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Targeted cancer therapy pioneer John Mendelsohn, M.D., researcher and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share the 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for his leadership in developing antibodies to block cancer-promoting growth factor receptors on the surface of cancer cells.

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Researchers Find Increased Risk of Birth Defects in Babies After First-Trimester Exposure to Lithium

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated risk of major congenital malformations in fetuses after first-trimester exposure to lithium, in the largest study ever to examine the risk of birth defects in lithium-exposed babies.

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Embracing Respect and Dignity as The Next Frontier in Preventing Patient Harm

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A group of national leaders in quality and safety, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has developed a consensus statement – a document developed by an independent panel of experts about a particular issue – intended to embrace an expanded definition of patient harm that includes non-physical harm, with the goal of improving the practice of respect across the continuum of care.

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Article ID: 696135

Diagnosing Diabetes From a Single Blood Sample

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Use of Alternative Medicines Has Doubled Among Kids, Especially Teens

University of Illinois at Chicago

A JAMA Pediatrics study shows that since 2003, the use of alternative medicines among children has doubled. Increased use of Omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin among adolescents ages 13 to 18 drives the change.

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Microglia Protect Sensory Cells Needed for Vision After Retinal Detachment

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain and retina, play a protective role in response to retinal detachment.

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